I extracted a couple of positives from Tuesday night.
Not only did Adama score by getting in at the back post – a space none of our wingers ever attack – but I thought he looked motivated for the first time in ages.
Diego Costa fluffed a big chance but his forward play, particularly in the first half was excellent. He held it up, bullied defenders and brought others into the game. Exactly what we need.
Boubacar also did what we needed before going off – covering ground and cutting off passes. It’s clear he’s nowhere near the technical level of the others but he gives us something we’re lacking.
And of course Bueno was excellent. Tested defensively but kept at it and produced meaningful end product and played with a high level of intensity.
Despite melting away in the second half, we can take these things into Sunday and believe that victory is possible.
The Foxes don’t have any problems as an attacking unit. They know how to create chances and have 17 goals already.
The 24 conceded is the problem but they come into this game following back-to-back cleansheets suggesting Brendan Rodgers might have found some solutions.
James Maddison missed their win over Leeds last night through suspension but he’ll be back on Sunday. With 5 goals to his name and some impressive performances in a struggling team he’s still asking the question of Gareth Southgate.
He’s not the only threat of course and Vardy, Barnes, Dewsbury Hall and Tielemens are all dangerous.
My feeling is they’re in a false position because they have that combination of good footballers and a clear idea about how they want to play. I know a lot of their supporters think the manager needs replacing but I think they should ride it out.
The search for a new head coach has been a disaster – not much else to say on that point. Steve Davis at least seems like a reasonably safe pair of hands on early evidence.
The team that started at Palace would be the way I’d go. Prior to Nelson getting caught under the ball they were going along nicely.
In the first half, I saw higher pressing and good energy in the midfield and I think that’s an essential ingredient in this switch to a back four.
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Up The Wolves!
I sound quite positive but I’m worried about this game.
That being said, I always feel like Leicester will hurt us and they tend to struggle at Molineux. Hopefully, it’s the same again.
I’ll sit on the fence with a draw.
The amount of balls that went across palaces box second half was encouraging the fact that no one was there to nod them in wasn’t but… it was a vast improvement.
Games against the foxes are always feisty affairs and this being at the wrong end of the table will surely be another .
They have some superb players as we do and have under achieved and lost their way a bit just as we have .
It will be a cracker i think but i have a sneaky one that it will end up even.
As we dont have a score box i predict a very entertaining 2-2
Sutton Coldfield wolf
Improved under Davis but I’m afraid we are still carrying some players . Let’s hope we continue with positive momentum but I fear Leicester are turning a corner and we aren’t there yet.
The task of replacing Bruno has been nothing short of shambolic whatever happens this season a review of football operations must be carried out with some major chsnges. As for on the pitch a few positives against Palace but ultimately another defeat. The Leicester game is huge win and we could fly up the table lose and we could be joint bottom. Leicester appear to have found some form and have goals in them so it will be a test.
Well, Fosun are saving on the managers wages for a couple of months, perhaps enough to balance Bruno’s payoff.
Meanwhile Ruben may be going to Barcelona – who wouldn’t ! and hey ! perhaps Mendes will shuffle Ronaldo over to Wolves – we need a goalscorer after all.
I think we have the momentum to beat Leicester on Sunday.
Leicester have won here something like once in the last 25 years – which bodes well for Sunday.. A difficult one to call. Two teams which have been struggling for confidence but their win over Leeds will give them a boost. I think they have too much quality to be anywhere near a relegation battle at the end of the season. This really is another crunch game for us. Defeat here, with no manager incoming any time soon, could spell doom, and don’t expect the fans to be forgiving.
The Witley Wanderer
Enjoyed the Palace game but not the result. Wolves to come good in this on.
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The Palace game saw some improvements in our play, but we still have a very long way to go!
No new manager until next year is very risky, and if Davis cannot get a few results before 2023 we could be in big trouble by time a new coach is appointed. I keep asking myself why are we waiting until next year? Maybe we just cannot get anyone now so this may take some pressure off the search, maybe one of our targets may be available by the end of the year, or maybe appointing Davis is a cheap option with the hope that it works out and they can save themselves a load of cash — the latter would not surprise me!
Bueno was excellent and must keep his place. Just like Wolves to find a gem in one of the few positions that we have reasonable cover with RAN and Jony. Such is football!
I would think that a lot of alarm bells have been ringing in Fosun’s ear, but lose this one and the volume will be ramped up! It will be aweful if we are in the bottom three during the world cup.
I am an external optimist so will predict a win, and hope that we can have a go at their shaky defence.
Next year seems a long way off but don’t forget that the number of games is a mere handful owing to the forthcoming World Cup.
Given our defensive frailties they are almost bound to be score. Can we score two? Very unlikely.
Well, we’ve got the English coach that many of us have been calling for. OK, Steve Davis is not Michael Beale, but Steve also has Jim Collins to support him. And it looks like Rob Edwards is returning to the club. Fosun are right to stick rather than twist at this stage in the search for a new gaffer. With two candidates turning us down it was getting ridiculous. Lopetegui might be more amenable after a break.
I thought we had a decent first half against Chelsea, and of course a very good first half against Palace, It’s encouraging how Campbell, Hodge and Bueno have stepped up, and very encouraging how Traore has too. So yes, hopeful signs that Steve Davis is learning on the job. Trouble is, Leicester are getting their shit together as well.
My prediction is goals on Sunday. Both teams are in a false position. I can see a thrilling 2-2 coming up.
The table doesn’t lie , get used to that fact.
It doesn’t lie but it can mislead. Not all teams have played the same opposition, for instance.
They never do as no team plays itself. Sorry for stating the bleeding obvious.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
When I found out Ian Beale had turned us down yesterday I immediately called Dr Legg to discuss my mental health. To my dismay his surgery had moved from the flat above Ethels house. I have no idea where it’s gone or indeed where Dr Legg has gone. Perhaps Jeff is currently conducting an extensive review of candidates and Dr Legg is next on the radar. Any day now I am expecting the Wolverhampton Express and Star to headline “WOLVES APPROACH DR LEGG OFF EASTENDERS FOR THE HEAD COACH ROLE”. I am not sure Dr Legg is all that suitable really. He always came across as a bit of a humble chap and at the moment we need someone with a bit of fire in their belly to get our chaps going a bit on the field of play. I mean if Hugo Bueno gets punched in the face by a hostile mid fielder we don’t want Dr Legg going “Steady on old chap I thing you require anger management therapy. Book an appointment with Ethel and I’ll see you next week”. No. What we need is someone like Bianca Jackson in charge in the dug out. She could shout ‘Rickaaaaaaaaaaaay’ ‘Rickaaaaaaaaaayyyy’ at the players, even if no one is called Ricky at least they could hear Bianca barking instructions. Also her shrill instructions will undoubtedly unsettle the oppostion players who will get scared and think their mom is angry at them and they had better get home for dinner. So I urge Jeff to seriously consider BIANCA JACKSON as the next head coach. You watch us rocket up the table. Which brings me on to Sunday. This is the day Steve Davis cues up a master class from our chaps. It all clicks in a 4 -2 victory. Diego Costa, already inspired by the prospect of Bianca Jackson as next head coach, will be running around pulling blokes hair and saying stuff like “if you come near me I will nut you” and ” Bianca is coming to save us and shout Rickaaaaaaaaaay at you very loudly”. This will put the fear of God in to the Leicester players who fold in a heap. After the game Diego Costa said ” I told Jamie Vardy he looks like warthog with one eye, one tooth, a gammy leg and six fingers. He took it all in good spirits.I can’t wait till Bianca Jackson takes over in January. It will be great”. WWFC 4 FOXES 2.
Superb cheesy, another mini masterpiece. My only disappointment was you never mentioned the wallaby on the loose down gornal. I hope he ay upset your cat.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Ta chap. He’s probably ate it. Next Door Neighbours Cat that is.
We have to get something out of this game optimistic as ever 2-1 to the Wolves.
Wokingham Welsh Wolf
Heart ruling my head too Dek. Surely we are due a convincing win if everything clicks and Steve has them up for it?
I posted the following on the previous bog as a reply to Steppenwolfe who had replied to a comment of mine. I’ve added it here in case anyone wants to chip in.
Reply to Steppenwolfe from previous blog
I agree entirely about expecting better from the 100M spend. It’s true that since Fosun took over we’ve made some really good buys – Neves Moutinho Jota et al – but you do have to wonder about the way that the success rate has fallen dramatically along with changes in those at the top. Did they make a real contribution to the quality of recruitment, or is it just down to the luck evening out.
I suppose there is always a risk in any transfer. You will only get to know a player after you’ve bought him – and equally, come to appreciate him once you’ve sold him – and what works for one team isn’t necessarily going to be duplicated elsewhere. A good example of this for me is Gabriel Jesus. I liked him very much from what I’d seen of him pre Man City, but felt that he never quite seemed to give his best. Great in some matches and then not seen for a while, then back in but not so effective. This season the transfer seems really to have worked out for him and he looks to be back to the player I expected to see when he moved to MC.
My suspicion is that something less than 50% of transfers work out really well and I suppose this mirrors what happens with other jobs. Going to a new company carries no guarantee that the mover will be happier, more fulfilled, more acclaimed, more successful – or (Liz Truss???) even long lived in the new job.
In conclusion I’d want to say that the poor success rate is nothing new – we’ve bought in a good number of spectacular failures down the years – along with some notable finds of course. There always have been – and probably still are – a lot of good honest journeymen out there. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised when we find that we’ve bought one of them and not the star we’d been hoping for.
Our problem is always going to be scoring the goals to win.
Hoping for the best but fearing a loss and predicting a draw.
Not confident but hoping and praying for a home win.
It’s going to be another very nervous afternoon!!!
I don’t think we are good enough defensively to grind out narrow wins as we clearly cannot outscore teams. Playing resurgent Leicester at a bad time but I can never forecast a loss. Hard earned draw.
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Steve Davis is a wolf under the shedzebo
Welcome to the Wolves blog…
Enjoy the ride which is very up and down usually.
Whereabouts in Asia are you?
Good game ,another loss. Irreversible path to the Championship.
Criminal really and the stadium will let their feelings known
Traore hoping to get in World Cup squad
Costa got to score soon
There’s actually something wonderful called the Walking Football Association:
They actually have an England Walking Football Team and stuff.
Sometimes recently I’ve thought some of our players are in the wrong league…
I’m not greatly hopeful against what I think will be a feisty Leicester side, who will be desperate to poach some points at Molineux.
We really do have to start a winning spree.
Come on Diego Costa, good luck from me for a goal, or two!
No idea on this. If you asked me a couple of weeks ago, I would have gone for a slender win. Watching some of the highlights of Leicester’s game, I am not so sure now. They were sharp and clinical. Sitting on the fence, with a draw.
So’s it just go for the score line that excited and energised our previous relegation scraps.
With the poor start that both teams have had to the season , this looks like another scrap. A game that neither team can afford to lose.
At least we have some managerial certainty for the next few games and I can only hope that this gives the players a lift. And we are at home.
Our well rehearsed problem is scoring, so it is hard to see us scoring more than one, so I can only hope that we can get ahead and hold onto the lead. And don’t capitulate like we did at Palace.
There were some good signs on Tuesday. Unfortunately there were signs of recovery in Leicester‘s performance too. The extra rest with enjoyed might be a factor but I do think it’s going to be close.
One or two of our boys were starting to show glimpses of form and Costa looks like he’s remembering where the net might be so I’m going for a narrow win.
As you know Thom, I’m failing to see any positives in Wolves these days.
Tuesday was probably our best performance of the season but we still couldn’t convince over 90 minutes and ultimately dug our own grave via porous defending. This group is just too easy to play against and I would say that alone is the biggest indictment of Shi and Sellars that I can offer. I’ve defended the board in the past but they have systematically undone what made us so effective in the heady days of the Nuno era – namely the ‘one pack’ mentality and being difficult to beat.
If you so much as breathe aggressively at this current crop, they’ll fold. And that has me really fearful that relegation is on the cards, especially as we’ve made such a royal balls-up of the managerial hunt. The Athletic (whose journalism is increasingly feeling like an extension of Wolves’ own PR team) reported today that we might go back in for Lopetegui. I for one would be flabbergasted if he does a U-turn after rejecting us twice, and it’s concerning that the board might view that as a conceivable plan.
We needed someone in now to coral the troops, and a failed Leyton Orient manager isn’t that guy. Davis might be a nice chap and one of us but his substitutions were porous on Tuesday and suggests he doesn’t have the tactical nous to hang at this level. With Leicester starting to find form, I’m not optimistic going into this one.
Well what a week ! Indecision, u turns, no coherent policy, alienating their supporters, bullying, poor appointments in jobs, backstabbing and running the place into the ground and even talk about bringing back previous leader! Will thats enough about Wolves, what about the Tories! I still think we have a squad which is totally unbalanced ( no quality defenders or strikers) hence goals for and against stats. I bang on but on esrth agreed to let cody and fabio go given the tramsparent problems above we will never know. If we organise ourselves and fight im going for a 0-0 , if not i see a 1-3 loss. Please prove me wrong
No quality defenders. LOL.
Getting very worrying – already another 6 pointer!
Need to get a result!
James Fisher Wolf
Some very good performances particularly first half against palace. Have to say I prefer a starting line up without Moutinho now. Criminal to let a goal in within a minute of the restart and from there on it was less convincing. Defence needs more protection from midfield (in the first half Adama was tracking back a lot). Substitution were slightly questionable but I assume Adama is working back to fitness (as he has said) and Davis felt some obligation to give Guedes a go given how much we’ve paid for him; I hope now he’s got the job for a while he’s brave enough not to make that mistake again. Bueno was excellent and I would like to see more of Campbell, Hodge . Adama and Costa must start every game but try starting Campbell too. Important game on Sunday obviously but I feel the decision to give Davis a go was the right one under the circumstances
I so want our club to be out of this mess but I can’t find any reasons to suggest we’re in a false position.
After Lunatic Lage has carved his name in Wolves rollercoaster cycle of highs and lows (his being low) I still don’t see where a couple of goals a game will come from, given that we’re bound to concede at least one.
Our defence looks shaky and lacking confidence, our midfield (Neves excepted) look laboured and Costa and Podence are hardly Lewandowski or Salah.
Leicester seemed to have got to grips with their personnel changes over the summer and have some decent players, most of whom I dislike… Vardy comes to mind… I’d like to think we can get a draw but until we get some steel and grit I’m afraid the pain goes on…
Graham from Horsham
Another 6 pointer which we didn’t need to be in that position if we hadn’t capitulated in the other nights 2nd half. The table looked good for a short while with us up to 12th.
I’m going for a hard fought win because otherwise there’ll be a possible gap getting wider.
With the on going saga of coach, and it’s delay until January at least, my cynical side says that the Board are waiting for Lopetegui to be in a better position to accept the offer.
This Sunday, in the words of the late great Sam Cooke:-
“A change is going to come”.
Everything will click into place and we will play Leicester off the park. We’ll all be wondering what we were worrying about.
Well, I damn well hope so or some of our underperforming players will be heading for The Chain Gang.
Wolves to win.
I do like it DOOG … but have you been drinking ..?
You coming up Sunday.. I think I’ve forgot what you look like ..?
Never touch the stuff.
And yesh, we will be umming cup on Shunday.
Shee you then.
Steve Davis is a wolves fan in the shedzebo
Its all about the journey doogy woogy
Yeah … is the pope Catholic…?
Come on mate … you’ve been enjoying Brandy since you were 19 .. and before that I would guess xx
In LAGE quantities too ..
London wolves loyal
I think rhe goals will suddenly come from Adama based on the fact that he wants away and that’s the kind of shit that keeps happening to Wolves
I’d be more comfortable if this were Villa or Leeds. Maddison+Vardy+2 clean sheets-caretaker manager-no in form striker. Prove me wrong children.
Strong positive vibes based on hope over solid data. Gonna win
Leicester games tend to be 1-0’s or absolute Belters like the 4-3 when Jota got 3
Sunday who knows?
I too was encouraged by our first 45 mins at Palace … but Semedo is the same Semedo who played for Barca when they shipped 8 to Munich
But he’s fancy going forwards
Meantime yes maybe a couple for Costa ? He’s due
More in hope than expectation I’ll go with a narrow win
I’m surprised Jeff has decided to abandon the manager search. He must be on a promise from Julen or another top candidate.
No idea what Steve Davis can do in the meantime, as a Wolves fan we can be fairly assured he will be giving it everything and so we should too as fans.
I’m pleased to see Costa being mates with Traore. That’s the most likely combo for success it seems. Brilliant to see Beuno and Hodge coming through too. Though Hodge was always going to up against it at Palace.
I personally think we have been a little unlucky of late with many a near miss. This surely wont last and 2 goals in a tie will occur soon. So that’s the way I’m going, a tight affair with the home side having the rub for a change.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Yes. Eg. Our penalty at Palace which wasn’t even reviewed by VAR and not given. But was more of a penalty than the one awarded to Fulham last night. And had the Ruben free kick been an inch and a half to the left we were looking at a 2-0 half time lead. But over a season it all evens out doesn’t it? After we finished bottom of the VAR table 3 seasons running.
Draw seems about right.
We will continue to have an uphill struggle until we have somebody fit at the sharp end – and that’s nothing against Costa who I love for the way he mixes it up – I hope he starts banging them in soon too. What’s happening with Raul BTW – do we know when he might be back? The glimmers of hope in our first half play at Palace means I’m going for a draw. UTW
Defeat seems about right
Just finding it so hard to be positive…
So 5 dislikes for my comment about being on the irreversible path to the Championship. What evidence is there to say otherwise at this time?. Everything points to a lack of leadership from the top which inevitably trickles right down the chain.
The positive comments on here are in hope rather than based on any recent performances and although I hope for an upturn I have seen this before in my 53 years going to the Molineux.
Clubs we would have expected to be in and around the bottom 3 such as Fulham , Brentford , Bournemouth appeared to have found their feet early on and clubs like Leicester, Everton ,West Ham who are around us will pick up enough points to stay in the league.
Yes there are plenty of games to play and maybe the World Cup break into the January window may save us. We will see
Sutton Coldfield wolf
You have my sympathy Sharmwolf. Optimism is always preferable to pessimism but as in life, there are always those that despite evidence to the contrary prefer to bury their heads in the sands despite strong indicators pointing to a very different outcome to the one everyone would prefer. Witness this season and those that completely ignored the collapse in the last quarter of last season and kept urging everyone to be patient and reassess after another 10 games of this season, despite many saying the time to change Lage was before the summer transfer window. Blind faith merchants running football clubs think they offer the best possible kind of support but unfortunately they don’t. Inevitably they drag clubs into a mire of mediocrity because they consistently fail to make the right decisions at the right time through a lack of clear thinking and objectivity. Fan bases all over the world carry the same mix of mindsets and ours is no different
Head to head Wolves have won 44 to Leicester’s 40 with 35 draws.
In the last 10 years Leicester are 5-3 ahead with 3 draws.
Last game we won 2-1.
The game before that saw Vardy’s infamous Wolf howl.
Remember the 0-3 to 4-3 comeback ?
Of course all of the above is largely irrelevant to Sunday’s game.
There were enough tasty morsels of positives against Palace to give hope to us beleaguered Wolves fans.
A really well worked goal from open play, Podence’s flick, Neves pass, Buenos superb chase and cross and a great header from Adama.
Adama defending, sprinting back to clear a dangerous move in our box out for a corner.
Bueno was excellent. Costa a handful.
Neves unlucky not to see his sublime free kick go in.
There was a sense of everyone pulling together; the pack mentality resurfacing.
There’s some certainty for the first time in a couple of weeks. We know who is in charge until the New Year. That’s a good thing for the coaching team and the players.
We are at home and after the effort, energy and togetherness shown on Tuesday, along with new untarnished coaches taking charge, we can expect the same again and full to the brim Molineux to get behind them.
Leicester are a threat going forward but until recently have been awful defensively. We need to get at them from the off and put them under pressure. Don’t let them settle. We also need to be less nice, more savvy, abrasive and streetwise.
We’re fighting for our survival and the players must embrace that reality and use it to our advantage.
Get a result on Sunday and it gives us something to build on. Momentum is a powerful thing. And boy, do we need it. And some luck.
My youngest daughter lives in Leicester. A useless bit of info. My 9 year old grandson isn’t into football…..yet. Another useless piece of info.
I can vaguely remember going to Filbert Street in the 1970’s. Further useless info.
About as useful as the attempt to find a manager
The perfect scenario ?
Wolves go to Leicester and trouce them, Brendan gets sacked.
Rogers interviewed by Jeff and accepts a post World Cup start date.
Jobs a good ‘un’. Not such a fantasy after all.
I’m on my hols at the mo’, but no relax time for the players as they face their third six pointer in a row. It’s generally a good watch against Leicester and with so much at stake for both sides, it should be another enthralling encounter. A good start is essential to get the fans rocking and if we can get our noses in front, the rest of us should follow.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
I was reading a couple of contributions from the doom and gloom merchants on another social media site. Everton and Leeds won’t go down because of their good home record they said. Meanwhile the team they ‘support’ have taken 8 points out of 9 at Molineux and Citeh aside have conceded 1 freak goal. Still. When the cap fits I suppose.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Just had a look at the facts and actually Leeds have taken 8 from 5 at home (same as Wolves). Everton have taken 5 from 5 at home. Some people need to do some research for relentlessly laying in to everything.
Not expecting much, but live in hope
I’m a bit worried about this game but have been pleased by the set up and performance of the team of late. Unfortunately we still struggle in front of goal and that’s fatal at this level imo. When up to speed Diego will do a useful job but we so badly need more out and out strikers and they cost. On a good and lucky day we may scrape a win against another under performing team. 2-1 win without any real confidence.
We all agree that our team struggles to score, but I’m also becoming increasingly mindful that we’re frail defensively too. It was just madness to let Cody and Boly go, especially Conor. He was our steady hand on the tiller and I don’t think his natural command and influence has been replaced.
As for our opponents on Sunday? Well they score goals far more freely than us, but are also vulnerable defensively.
Put that altogether and I’m going for a score defeat I’m afraid. I’m just unsure as to whether we’ll concede 2 or 3 against our free scoring opponents.
What the hell! I’ll err on the side of optimism!
James Fisher Wolf
There’s a massive difference between being an optimist who believes in positive thinking and ‘blind faith’. The club is owned for better or worse by a very successful business. We have been lucky enough over recent years to witness the revival of a historically important club. The owners have invested a lot in the squad; the problem is with the coach/manager inability to get them playing as a team that performs better than the sum of its parts; at the moment we are doing the opposite. I think we’ve seen an improvement, albeit slight since Lage left. I’d agree that he probably should have gone earlier. However under the circumstances giving Davis a chance is a sensible decision. I hoped Beale would join, but Davis is saying some good things and we have to help him by getting behind the lads at Molineux and making it a fearful place for opponents, starting tomorrow. I’ll be there.
Not sure why you had a dislike. You make some valid and positive comments.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Using the inverted negativity of the doom brigade. The sort of thing they come with. As Forest beat Liverpool today the fact Wolves beat Forest means Wolves are better than Liverpool. Some plank even said ‘we are at all time low’. Jesus H Christ. I give up.
Desperately hope I’m wrong, but I can’t see us winning this game. Some positives and good football came out of the first half at Palace. The collapse in the second half has got me very concerned.
Please prove me wrong.
Well done Steve Cooper, I thought before the Forest game that they would find a way to win, at some stage, and it was thanks to Sa’s brilliance that we took the 3 points. It looks like being a real dogfight all season at the bottom. All we can do is concentrate on improving our own performance and not fret about the other teams. Ultimately you make your own luck and Steve Davis will do all he can to motivate the team. He may not have the best CV but he is Wolves through and through and is better equipped than a new coach to see where improvements can be achieved. Personally, I’d like to see a lot less focus on Shi/Sellars/Fosun errors and giving more support to everyone at the club to try to lift us away from the bottom. The inquest can start when we are safe, let’s start Sunday by lifting the roof at the Molineux.
It’s a funny old game – just ask Liverpool!
Having Davis and Collins at the helm for the foreseeable is no bad thing. I have faith that these two insiders can bring the best out of the players and steer Wolves through choppy waters.
They might really surprise us all but, if not, a new manager post Qatar and a new transfer window to make some tweaks gives me hope that Wolves can still make something of this season. We just need to stay afloat for now.
I liked what I saw of the new Adama but appreciate his time on the pitch will need to be managed to get him back to full fitness. Likewise Costa who, I think, is getting there. That was a great cross from Bueno on Tuesday but, again, he will need to be looked after.
There are glints of light in the darkness. The fans just need to be the twelfth man to push the team on.
I’m coming down for this and expect 3 points.
Come on me babbies, it’s just Leicester.
I haven’t recovered from the awful journey home on Saturday (thanks for the cancellation Avanti West Coast, which also meant enduring physical and verbal intimidation from a group of Forest fans on a packed train to New Street. I’m a 71 year old woman; I don’t need that shit) never mind the disappointment after a promising 1st half at Palace (how come Zaha wasn’t given a yellow early on for fouling Semedo?) so I have no coherent view on the manager debacle nor on how we will fare on Sunday.
As ever, can’t predict a loss so an optimistic win!
Sorry to hear about your experience with Forest fans Deptford.
The things you see when you haven’t got half a dozen Wolves Bloggers at your back!
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Well. Events in South London today have cheered me up totally. A last minute winner for Millwall against that shower of shite down the A 41. And can I make a plea. Whatever the view is on Fosun/Shi/Sellars/the f**kin programme seller /the state of the North Bank bogs. . Can we please just get behind the team tomorrow. The crippling negativity is not helping. We need points. We need a Molineux feeding off the team (the team needs to show up). We need passion. Fight. This is what we are about. Fight fight wherever you may be. We are the boys from the Black Country. Out of darkness cometh light. COME ON !
A look at the table shows that there are only 4 points between 11th and 19th with two thirds of the season to come. I remain optimistic . However , I agree with much of the sensible critical observations made on this illuminating site over the last few weeks in regard to leadership, management, tactics, game management , transfers and seeking a new coach. From what I read and see, Wolves is currently not a well run club. There is an excellent article , by Johnny Philips, a SKY reporter , in The Shropshire Star about previous parallels in our recent history and lessons to be learned and decisions to be avoided, the worst of which was allowing Lage to dispense with a current England squad player and excellent captain. Unforgivable.
We’re due some good luck surely? Costa to score in front of the South Bank!
We are showing some promise, even scoring in the last two games. Hopefully Steve Davis is learning more about his role and the team and the trajectory will continue upwards.
But it’s not enough yet for me to me more positive with my predictions. They score goals and we still aren’t showing enough in the final third to tempt to me into anything more upbeat.
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Here is another one. Palace losing to Everton shows how s**t we are. Yet no analysis of how we managed to beat Forest who beat Liverpool. Laughable. Another one. We are going down to the Championship but at least the hardcore will get a ticket again. Too right with that one sunny Jim. The 14000 woodwork fans will soon f**k off. I said that on here 3 years ago. “When the going gets tough they will be the first ones moaning and f**king off”. .
Sutton Coldfield wolf
A woodwork fan??? Now I know why the bloke sat next to me at Chelsea had a chisel.
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Oh dear. Seems Ian Beale has already knocked Villa on the head
Who would have thought it with their ‘secession plan’ already in place. European champions you know.
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I just can’t help myself. The latest theory is Scott Sellars is in the stands telling Steve Davis when to make a substitution. F**kin hell! It is absolutely laughable . Seriously think Steve Davis is gonna accet that? What a load of bollocks.
Win at all costs, hoping we play well for 90+ minutes.
Costa to scores brace.
Seeing improvement last couple of games. Prediction not my expectation as can’t predict against wolves.
Leicester just seem more likely to score than us
Buncha doom sayers
Just hoping we can turn the corner
We needs the points but not sure we’ll get any today
The management/ ownership of this company have continued with their poor decision making and lack of professional football nouse….the result of this led us to our current position and will continue to breed poor results from the top down ….however motivated the patient is in poor health and no end of ticking plaster will cover a deep wound …if we fight we’ll get a draw and I trust that they will in every game between now and the break bit if they don’t the Captains of the ship are heading into deep water in a rudderless ship
Other than the City game Wolves have only conceded one goal at home this season and that was the dreadful Hwang error against Newcastle. Leicester ain’t no City and I expect our defence to once again prevail at home and just hope we can again muster up a goal for another 1-0 win. I know I’m in a minority against all you experts but getting rid of Bruno was a big, big mistake. Under estimating Jimenez injury problems was not entirely his fault and playing Neves in defence at West Ham was a calculated gamble after the outstanding second half performance against City. Could even say Collins sending off cost him his job. Still the boo boys got their way and look where we are. Some are calling for the likes of Rogers and Gerrard to come to Wolves.FFS!
Well bang goes my theory!
Davis has dug a trench in the shedzebo
All created by not properly backing Nuno imho
Getting a bit hacked off with reading the words ‘positive start’ (to no effect) and ‘close’.
The cheque book needs to come out urgently and that includes a new manager immediately we are too weak in all depts this result is so conclusive.
To hang on to Neves will be the result of the century..
Our team is in free fall
Davis shedzebo is extremely quiet
We got the cheque book out early in the season.
Doesn’t seem to have worked out yet.
Its not money thats needed, its a competent manager and some confidence.
Much loved and successful manager is edged out after bad patch. New broom arrives with big ideas and not much to show for them. Has a pretty good run with the same players and system as his predecessor. Time comes to employ his broom, can stand no counter to his cherished plan, owners back him and godfather Mendes. Fails to take players along. All goes tits up.
Viva la revolution
Nuno has to be the answer. He has unfinished business and he has brought the best times to our club. In addition he had a home where our goals were mutual. Enough with the shortsightedness and self flagellation. Bring back Nuno …Christ proved you can come back successfully
Nuno had such mad moments
At the end ..started off at Wembley when we were 2-0 up and he put on defenders ‘for experience’ and then we lost..
When interviewed on TV just didn’t make sense..
Very retrograde and no one wanted him after Tottenham …
Why would we?
london wolves loyal
it’s still the best we’ve been in years Steve . fucking hell mate look at us now !
Well said Matt
Any wolves fan with a shred of optimism has to be shaking there heads now. We are fucked and we’re going down! Any manager that we can get in to turn this around will be backing off and even if we can I can’t see fosun spending the money to do it.
I almost hope Davis Is still in charge when we’re in the championship cus there will only be the under 23 players left to fill out the squad!!
Depressing times!! I threw my shirt straight in the washing machine when I got home! Think I should of aimed for the bin!
Dendoncker played well today
That was so bad it was comical. Wolves at the moment are, Neves and ten mistakes waiting to happen. And happen they did. Podence ran around a lot to no avail. The attack was toothless, the midfield was poor and our defence was pathetic. I’ve said it before, whoever let Conor Coady go needs shooting. The heart, soul and inspiration of the team gone.
Absolutely true. Great move, Lage.
Should have kept him against his will.
Sutton Coldfield wolf
What a crass comment. He is under contract at wolves. He wanted to leave because of Lage, the World Cup issue was a smokescreen. Your the bloke who was demanding letters of apology be written to Shi and Sellars, weren’t you. What an idiot
Well said, SC. I had a reply half written and pulled out! Conor would never have left all other things being equal.
We need a new manager but who would take us on now.
Even Sean Dyche wouldn’t take us on and I wouldn’t blame him.????
Steve Davis bless him isn’t up to the job.imo. But who is..